The City at New Year's Eve
Say farewell to 2021 with exciting street entertainment for all ages including daring circus performers, children’s workshops, vibrant installations, roving acts, and fireworks! Each year, this free family-friendly event draws thousands of people from all over Perth into the city and Northbridge.
Plan ahead and visit Forrest Place to get some great food from the Twilight Hawkers Markets from 4.30pm. Visit some Christmas Lights Trail installation before wandering to Yagan Square where the Variety Stage displays comedy acts and circus performances to entertain all ages between 6pm and midnight in the amphitheater. But don’t go too far, check out the daring and graceful aerial display at 8.30pm located by the digital tower.
Next take a walk down William St and be immersed with a party of street performers and roving entertainers, from loud and funky roving bands to magicians, jugglers, and stilt walkers.
Kids will find all the fun in Perth Cultural Centre, with the annual Fun Fair including carnival rides and games galore. WA Museum is also extending their hours until 9pm and additional children’s workshops are taking place right on their doorstep.
At 9pm the kids can get ready to count down to the first spectacular fireworks display while those without a curfew can enjoy a magnificent sparkled sky that will lead us into the New Year at midnight. To get a good spot for the fireworks, make sure you are located in the following spots:
- Perth Cultural Centre
- Yagan Square
- William Street (between Francis and Roe Street)
Accessibility & COVID-19 Information
The City of Perth is proud to host accessible and inclusive events.
- Promotional material is available in other formats upon request.
- Each venue is accessible to people who use wheelchairs, walking aids and who are accompanied with prams.
- First Aid services will be available at this event.
- Drinking water can be purchased from food stalls and nearby retailers.
- A copy of the City’s Disability, Access & Inclusion Plan can be found here.
- For more details on Getting Around in the City of Perth, please visit here.
The health and safety of event attendees is a priority for the City of Perth and several COVID-safe measures will be implemented to ensure a safe event for all. Please keep in mind to:
- Practice good hygiene and wash your hands at the toilets provided or visit one of our hand sanitiser stations around the event site.
- Use your SafeWA app to check-in through signage with the QR code when you reach a new location.
- Respect each other’s space and avoid touching those outside of your group
If you are feeling unwell or have been unwell in the last 14 days, we kindly ask you to consider others and stay home.
The closest parking (including accessible parking) can be found:
- CPP: Citiplace Car Park (1 Roe Street, Northbridge)
- Includes 5 ACROD prking bays and an additional 5 temporary ACROD parking bays.
- CPP: Cultural Centre Car Park (2 Roe Street, Northbridge)
- Includes 5 ACROD parking bays.
- CPP: Pier Street Car Park (87-89 Pier Street)
- Includes 8 ACROD parking bays.
- CPP: State Library Car Park (15 Francis Street, Northbridge)
- Includes 7 ACROD parking bays.
Additional temporary ACROD bays will be reserved but subject to availability.
Taxis can be ordered to the Perth Train Station (across from Forrest Place) from Perth’s major taxi companies which include:
- Swan Taxis – 13 13 30
- Black & White Taxis – 13 10 08
- Yellow Cabs – 13 19 24
- Tricolour – 13 22 27
- LCAB – 13 52 22
- UBER – www.uber.com
A taxi service is available for passengers with disabilities. This service operates 24 hours a day and it is recommended to book 24 hours in advance to avoid delays. The service can be booked on (08) 9333 3377.
You can also download the Uber and Ola apps to be picked up securely from anywhere in the city.
The closest train station can be found at Perth Train Station, Wellington Street.
Please be aware that due to METRONET’s Thornlie-Cockburn Link project, there will be no scheduled trains running on the Mandurah line during this event. Please visit Transperth website to plan your journey or check the Car Tab to determine the closest City of Perth Parking (CPP) spots.
The closest bus stops are at Perth Busport (Yagan Square).
The closest accessible toilets can be found within Perth Cultural Centre, Yagan Square.
Baby change facilities can be found at Citiplace Rest Centre (situated in Perth Train Station on the upper level walkway on the corner of Barrack and Wellington Street, Perth).
This event has services for those with hearing impairments, including:
- Accessible viewing area which provides a direct line of sight to the Auslan interpreters at the staging area.
- Audio description is available for People who are blind or vision impaired. Bookings are essential at least 3 days before the event. Contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA at email: Jacqueline@dadaa.org.au
Friday 31 December | 6pm to midnight
Cnr James and William Street
Perth WA 6000
Cnr Wellington Street and William Street
Perth WA 6000